Not since 1991 had there been a Survivor Series that was so generally lackluster. The pre-millennium Survivor Series (also emanating from Detroit, just like 1991) really exposed the thinness of the roster, in terms of having quality talent. Running four elimination matches, as well as an eight-woman tag that was utterly horrid (even at under two minutes) did plenty to show where the drop-off in top-of-the-class performers lay.
What can you really say about a show that spawns the sentence, "It was boring, other than the part where Austin was hit by a car"? An injured Stone Cold needed to be written out due to his recurring spinal issues, and thus WWE formulated an out for him. During a mid-show angle, Austin was chasing Triple H into the parking lot when he was mowed down by a waiting motorist (whose identity remained a mystery).
Aside from that little bit of business (and the simple debut of Kurt Angle), the 1999 Survivor Series was hardly anything to get excited about. The crowd at Joe Louis Arena reacted mostly coolly to the night's events,. Matches in the undercard that looked bad were, mercifully, kept beneath ten minutes. Quality-wise, 1999 was a highly uneven year, and the Survivor Series followed that trend to a tee.
Here are ten facts about the 1999 Survivor Series you may not have known.
Justin has been a wrestling fan since 1989, and has been writing about it since 2009. Since 2014, Justin has been a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine. Justin also writes for History of Wrestling, and is a contributing author to James Dixon's Titan series.